*Bonus Reflection Piece
One of the most critical mistakes DFS players make is playing tournaments too conservatively. While it’s true that we should be willing to embrace more and more variance/uncertainty as the contest size grows, it’s also true that this should be “more and more variance/uncertainty” from a starting point of “already taking on a bit of discomfort in our smaller-field tourney rosters.”
The other night, MJohnson86 and I had the following conversation:
Now, I’ll point out here that 10+ points is still a dramatic difference in DFS (especially in terms of “money made”). What I mean is: finishing 10 points behind the leader in the Slant is likely putting you in a lower “payout bracket” than one might imagine, whereas that same score would be good enough for first place in these other tourneys.
But really, that’s not the point.
The point is this:
So often, DFS players tend to think, “Well, it’s a smaller tourney field, so I can play this pretty safe/straightforward,” without realizing that A) it’s still not easy to beat 4k to 5k entries, and B) you still need a monster score to get there!
Furthermore, the Power Sweep is a 3-max contest, while the Spy is single-entry. (The Slant is 150 entry-max.)
As you build this week, ask yourself :: Am I exposing myself to enough unique upside for a first-place finish?
In order to answer “Yes” in fields of 4k to 10k entries, realize:
I have a lot I want to cover this Tuesday night! But hopefully, we’ll be able to get Mike on for 5/10 minutes so we can dig a bit more deeply into our thoughts on this!